Qatar unveils first-ever FIFA World Cup stadium to be built from shipping containers

November 28, 2017 by  
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Abandoned stadiums and crumbling arenas are often left in the wake of events like the World Cup and the Olympics. In a bid for more sustainable construction, Qatar has unveiled plans for the world’s first fully modular stadium ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Designed by Fenwick Iribarren , Schlaich Bergermann Partner and Hilson Moran , the 40,000-seat arena, known as the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, would be mainly built of shipping containers to allow for disassembly and reconstruction. The plans for the cargotecture stadium —the latest in Qatar’s total of eight proposed host venues for the FIFA World Cup —was revealed this week Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organization tasked with delivering the infrastructure for the 2022 event. Unlike the World Cup stadiums before it, the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium will be built of modular building blocks presumably constructed in a factory with amenities, such as removable seats, concession stands, and bathrooms, ahead of on-site assembly. The modular approach results in less waste and a reduced carbon footprint, and may earn the stadium a four-star Global Sustainability Assessment System certification. Related: Arup and RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects unveil plans for the new Qatar Foundation Stadium “This venue offers the perfect legacy, capable of being reassembled in a new location in its entirety or built into numerous small sports and cultural venues,” said SC Secretary General H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi. Qatar’s new World Cup stadium is expected to be completed in 2020 and will be located on a 450,000-square-meter waterfront site nearby a Doha port. + Fenwick Iribarren Architects Via The Architect’s Newspaper and FIFA

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New Investigation Reveals ‘Appalling’ Treatment of Migrant Laborers Working on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup

September 27, 2013 by  
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A recent investigation conducted by The Guardian has revealed alarming data on Qatar’s treatment of migrant workers engaged in preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup . According to findings, at least 44 Nepalese migrant workers have died in Qatar in recent weeks due to appalling labor conditions and abuses, and thousands more are trapped and exploited in what The Guardian calls a form of “ modern-day slavery “. Read the rest of New Investigation Reveals ‘Appalling’ Treatment of Migrant Laborers Working on Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: FIFA 2022 , FIFA World Cup , human rights viaolation Qatar , Qatar migrant workers , Qatar Stadiums , Qatar World Cup 2022 , Qatar World Cup Stadiums , sports architecture , stadium construction Qatar , world cup 2022 , World Cup 2022 Human rights        

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Bill Clinton Awards Students $1 Million for Insect Food Project

September 27, 2013 by  
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Former President Bill Clinton is supporting the future of alternative nutrition by awarding $1 million to an insect-farming project . The Clinton Global Initiative awarded students from Montreal’s McGill MBA program the Hult Prize, which will help fund plans to develop a micro-livestock system that would enable farmers in food-scarce regions to grow their own viable protein sources. Read the rest of Bill Clinton Awards Students $1 Million for Insect Food Project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clinton global initiative , eco design , green design , Hult Prize , insect farming , McGill University , sustainable design        

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